Lehmann to miss T20 series due to Deep Vein Thrombosis

Lehmann, who has been advised not to fly, will need a temporary break from coaching. The batting coach Michael di Venuto will take charge in Lehmann's absence.

Darren Lehmann reported a swollen left calf to the team's medical staff ahead of the fifth ODI.   -  AP

Australia's head coach Darren Lehmann was hospitalised here on Saturday with Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT). Lehmann, who has been advised not to fly, will need a temporary break from coaching and will thus miss the three T20s against India. The batting coach Michael di Venuto will take charge in Lehmann's absence.

Lehmann reported a swollen left calf to the team's medical staff ahead of the fifth ODI and immediately underwent a scan that revealed the issue. He was admitted to a hospital in Sydney during the India innings. Cricket Australia’s Chief Medical Officer Doctor John Orchard said: “DVT is not an uncommon condition and it is important to diagnose it early so that it can be safely managed. Darren is stable but he has been advised not to fly in the short term and will therefore require a lay-off before he can return to coaching.”

It is not known at the moment if Lehmann will be a part of Australia's tour to New Zealand next month.